March Community Credit Union, Moreno Valley, Calif., has transferred title of its Toyota Truck to non-profit organization The Concerned Family to help transport groceries and other vital necessitites. The Concerned Family provides transitional housing for homeless women and their children sheltering them in a former military dormitory located on the grounds previously owned by March Air Force Base. Members Credit Union, Winston-Salem, N.C., employees have raised over $400 for the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) during the 2004 Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness. Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and Philadelphia Chapter of Credit Unions, Pa., staffers have donated their time, sweat and funds to build the Credit Union House for new homeowner Karen Smith and her daughter, Cartier. Working with Habitat for Humanity credit union volunteers worked solely on the project. Redwood Credit Union, Santa Rosa, Calif., has participated in two “Human Race” fundraisers for local charities. Over 40 Redwood Credit Union employees participated by walking or running at the two events. RCU participants at the Sonoma County event included a five-person “centipede” of walkers joined together in a giant tree formation. Also making an appearance at the Sonoma County Human Race was RCU’s new mascot, “Reddy the Redwood,” who will help children learn how to save when the Credit Union rolls out its Youth Account Program later this year. A total of $6,246 was raised. Chetco Federal Credit Union, Harbor, Ore., has sponsored a performance of The Platters, one of the most successful vocal group of the 1950s and early 60s. Hundreds of fans packed Beachfront Park for an afternoon of vocal harmony and smooth tones followed by one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks displays on the West Coast. Deere Community Federated Credit Union, Ottumwa, Iowa, staffers helped raise $3,090 for the Children’s Miracle Network. Executive Vice President, Eldon Snyder presented check for $3090 to CMN at CMN’s annual Radio-A-Thon held in Des Moines, Iowa. Ent Federal Credit Union, Colorado Springs, Colo., Fountain Service Center has raised $2,948 to support the Fountain Valley American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The service center also had 11 people walking in the event. The service center raised Relay for Life funds through the sale of donated items, donations from credit union members, and other efforts.

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